Summary and commentary- Historical background - The characters - the literary style
These are the notes that I put together over a number of years, when teaching Mme de Lafayette’s famous novel. I have put them onto the Internet in the hope that they will be a springboard for understanding and enjoying this French masterpiece.
These study notes begin with a detailed summary of the book with explanatory comments.
I have listed below the full index and made each title a link to the complete essay on my French Literature Internet Site.
INDEX OF MY ESSAYS ON LA PRINCESSE DE CLEVES
LA PRINCESSE DE CLÈVES Summary and Commentary
BIOGRAPHY OF MME DE LAFAYETTE IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH
LA PRINCESSE DE CLEVES -THE ROYAL COURT
THE TREATMENT OF HISTORY IN "LA PRINCESSE DE CLÈVES"
LA PRINCESSE DE CLÈVES : THE HEROINE
THE CHARACTER OF NEMOURS
THE CHARACTER OF THE PRINCE DE CLEVES
THE PROGRESSION OF THE PASSION IN THE SOUL OF MME DE CLÈVES
THE ART AND THE LITERARY STYLE OF MME DE LAFAYETTE
WHAT OTHER CRITICS HAVE SAID ABOUT "LA PRINCESSE DE CLÈVES"
This includes a discussion of the secondary stories in the book.
LINKS TO MY OTHER FRENCH LITERATURE
Labels: Index of Internet Essays on La Princesse de Cleves